Supernatural's Colin Ford Joins Under the Dome

colin fordColin Ford, known to Supernatural fans as Young Sam Winchester, is the first actor cast in CBS’ upcoming Under the Dome, our sister site Deadline reports.

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The young actor will play Joe, a bright kid who freaks out when he realizes that he and his parents have been separated by a giant dome covering their New England town.

The 13-episode drama is based on Stephen King’s 2009 novel, in which a community finds itself trapped beneath a massive, transparent barrier. The situation soon turns to chaos.

Dome is produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment and will premiere Monday, June 24, at 10/9c.

In addition to his Supernatural gig, Ford voiced the titular Jake in Disney Junior’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates; his TV credits also include The Mob DoctorPrivate Practice and Revolution.

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9 Comments
  1. ollie says:

    great casting choice for the joe role but stinks they are changing his mom to outside the dome instead of in.

  2. He was fantastic on Supernatural, so I will check out his new show out of loyalty. :)

  3. Leah says:

    I know him from We Bought a Zoo

  4. nikki says:

    Wasn’t that the plot of The Simpson’s Movie?

  5. Mark says:

    He’s a cutie. This show sounds like it could be enjoyable. I just wish it was on ABC instead of CBS. Most CBS dramas are such snoozers with the exception of the Good Wife. I think it’s partially because all of them seem filmed in such dark tones as compared to ABC where the majority of the dramas are super bright. Maybe the colors hurt the old people’s eyes on CBS.

    • Drew says:

      No, it’s the writing and overall production on CBS. Most of their shows look and feel like they were produced alongside The A-Team. They feel outdated and stuffy. I’ve tried watching a few CBS shows over the last few years, thinking that they would break out of this mold, but it always comes back to the same formula that has been in place since before I was born. They think that they don’t have to change things up because they appear to have the highest viewership, but I think the rating system is just as outdated as CBS’ shows.

  6. Lucy says:

    This is such a good novel and it deserves a good tv mini-series (it can’t just be a tv movie, the book is over 1,000 pages and they are all excellent). That being said I wish CBS would give it to one of the good cable networks. Look at what AMC is doing right now! A network like that can handle Stephen King because it is dark and it is gritty in an older audience/big budget sort of way.
    This is great casting for that character though. He was definitely one of my favorite characters in the novel.

  7. dvmom says:

    Please cast Brad Leland as Big Jim Rennie!